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A regularly published podcast by a self-described hacker, curmudgeon and hacktivist about the practice and profession of programming drawing on over a decade of professional experience and a lifetime spent hacking, the intersection of politics and society with technology and anything else clever, elegant or funny that catches my mind as a die hard technology geek.

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The Command Line Podcast
Apr 22, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The hacker word of the week this week is fritterware. The feature this week is a rant digging into the risks of a proposal to the W3C for inclusion in the HTML standard, EME, which would bring DRM and all its problems to the core technology underpinning the web. View the detailed show notes online.
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
Apr 16, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a couple of shout outs. First, friend of the podcast Ed Piskor has a new book coming out in the fall, Hip Hop Family Tree, the comics collected therein he has been syndicating freely thus far. Also an event series that may answer some of what I addressed in my NELF 2013 talk. This week's security alerts are smashing your old phone may be the best way to destroy its data and researchers looking to replace passwords with...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
Apr 1, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. Listener feedback came from Paul who pointed out that something similar to camouflaged links is already possible and asked again if the legitimate uses outweigh or at least change the feasibility of warning users when scripting alters link behaviors on web pages. The feature this week is an event recording of the talk I have a couple weekends back at NELF 2013. I mentioned Aaron Swartz...
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
Mar 25, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Thanks to Jonathan for inviting me to North East Linux Fest and all the friends, acquaintances and listeners I got to spend time with. In a Linux fest state of mind, I've been asked to let you all know the call for submissions is now open for Ohio Linux Fest. This week's security alerts are two new attacks on SSL/TLS and camouflaging links. In this week's news, why a geek dad hacked Donkey Kong so his daughter could play Pauline,...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
Mar 13, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is now hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an event recording of Cory Doctorow from his recent book tour for "Homeland", the sequel to "Little Brother". Special thanks to Busboys and Poets and Teaching for Change for setting up a space in DC for his talk. View the detailed show notes online.
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
Feb 18, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I include a quick review for a couple of gadgets I am trying in a laptop-less experiment: a mini keyboard and an external battery with a solar panel. The former was recommended in The Secret Lair's gift guide from last year. The hacker word of the week this week is frink. The feature this week is a contemplation of the definition of the term and experience of being a hacker. View the detailed show notes online.
Topics: podcast, feature
This is a feature cast. I forget to mention that the folks who run the superb EFF track at Dragon*Con have a new web site. You can find archival audio and video from last year and this will be the first place to find programming information for this year. They will post links to older archival material as it becomes available. There is no hacker word of the week this week due to the length of the interview. The feature this week is an interview with usability expert and interaction architect,...
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- Thomas Gideon
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A better day with a few more impressions I forgot to share from my first day. Despite being at an all day meeting, I did get a chance to see and experience a bit more of the city with firmer plans to do so even more later in the week.
Topics: roadtrip, work
The Command Line Podcast
- Thomas Gideon
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By demand, a short, rambly update from my first trip to Europe in late August of 2011.
Topics: roadtrip, event
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The hacker word of the week this week is Flyspeck 3. The feature this week is a discussion of some of my recent experiences with communities and the questions they raise. View the detailed show notes online.
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- Thomas Gideon
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I am on a long stay in London with a three day side trip to Paris. This is the first of hopefully at least a few recordings for this trip since it is my first time to London. This part includes my first impressions of the city and a bit about some of the non-work activities I've already undertaken.
Topics: travel, podcast, London, Paris
Archived audio in various formats of the promo spots for The Command Line Podcast.
Topics: podcast, promo
The Command Line Podcast
- Thomas Gideon
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This is not an episode of The Command Line Podcast, rather it is an archive of the raw audio files of the various pieces of original music used in that pocast.
Topic: music
The Command Line Podcast
- Thomas Gideon
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This is news cast 216, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, an update on the badge experiment. This week's security alerts are diffusing botnet control makes them more robust and bad passwords and the economics around perpetuating them. In this week's news open source could make attackers' jobs easier, understanding the real risks of Android fragmentation, programmers should stop being smart-alecks, and heated atomic force microscopes for 12nm graphene elements. Following up...
Topics: podcast, news
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, my thanks to Lee and Cory for their generous support through their donations this past week. Both qualify for the limited edition cmdln merit badges. I also share an update on the badge experiment for the benefit of those who don't read the web site. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is fall through . The feature this week is a new Inner Chapter on tools. In it, I mention...
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- Thomas Gideon
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This is news cast 215, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, just a pointer to my thoughts on Balticon 44 and a recap on advertising, the badge experiment, and Flattr so far. This week's security alerts are OS choice does not equal security and an Android rootkit. In this week's news Google drops Microsoft for internal use citing security reasons though some are skeptical, figuring out if Wikileaks spun up using documents intercepted from Tor with thoughts from both the Tor...
Topics: podcast, news
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to Paul, Steve and Ryan for their new monthly donations starting this week. Badges are on their way or should be soon. I also remark on my upcoming 5th anniversary as a podcaster for those that don't read the blog. Listener feedback this week is from Jed in response to the Inner Chapter on why programming is hard. I mention the news cast from the 13th, the piece Bruce Sterling mentions about smart-aleck...
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- Thomas Gideon
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This is news cast 211, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to new donor this week, David. This week's security alerts are a new site collecting privacy and security info on apps and services and a vulnerability in WebKit's handling of the blink tag. In this week's news reverse engineering facial recognition to develop dazzle camouflage (a story I also wrote up on the web site), asking whether IBM broke its open source patent pledge with their response and clarifying...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is news cast 202, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro a shout out to SLUG and a huge thank you to Holger for his ongoing donation. Also, if you are a listener, reader or acquaintance of Tee Morris' and want to know how you can help in his time of need, you can donate to a fund for his daughter, participate in an auction schedule for next month, or buy one of his many excellent books. This week's security alerts are Adobe finally working on a software updater and 768-bit...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is news cast 201, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's only security alerts is development of a counter tool to a forensics suite, COFEE, that Micrsoft offers but was leaked and the announcement to that counter tool, DECAF, was just a stunt. In this week's news an investigation into Monsanto's predatory patent licensing practices brought to my attention via Glyn Moody's comparison of the agri-giant to Microsoft, the latest developments with the Australian plan to filter net...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, some thoughts on the loss of a friend. There is no listener feedback this week. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is a Hacking 101 on speed and the practice of performance tuning. I mention my previous Inner Chapters on complexity and debugging though I referred to it incorrectly as trouble shooting or problem solving. I also refer to Wikipedia's entry of Big O notation, specifically...
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- Thomas Gideon
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This is news cast 209, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a call for help with my new experiment, this time with a way to reward and encourage donors. Also, happy Pi Day. This week's security alerts are researchers build an 8K smart phone botnet and share their motivations for doing so and some findings and a serious Apache exploit is discovered. In this week's news theoretical breakthrough for quantum crypto, Apple iPhone developer agreement comes to light leading to my own...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a reminder that if you want to win one of three signed copies of J.C. Hutchins' "7th Son: Descent" you need to get your email in to 7thSonNovel@gmail.com by this Friday. Use the subject line "cmdln sent me", and in the body include both the phrase, "Kilroy 2.0 is everywhere", and your mailing address. Also, I will be at Philcon, just for the day on Saturday the 21st of November. I will be...
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick recap of my experiences at World's Fair Use Day. I may share a longer blog post or podcast segment once I finally get a chance to sift through my notes. Listener feedback is from Philippe who mentions Xdebug and Philip who mentions Devel::NYTProf which just had a recent release. Both wrote in response to my Hacking 101 on speed and performance, specifically to my open question about profilers. Thanks for the...
Topics: podcast, feature
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a correction on the rant (I recorded it previously) based on further explanation by Cory in the Lab Out Loud interview about price discrimination and demand elasticity. Also, Happy Ada Lovelace Day. As pledged, I've written a blog post for the day. I also share a badge update. And thanks go to new monthly donor, Andrew. Listener feedback this week is from an anonymous correspondent agreeing with my thoughts on the...
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick review of the film, "Astro Boy", based on the original manga by Osamu Tezuka. I also highly recommend Dan's review of the film on Geekadelphia. Listener feedback this week is from Philip who wrote in to comment on my nowhere to go rant. The hacker word of the week this week is exec. The feature this week is a monologue on the social gravity well.
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a final reminder I will be at Philcon this weekend, so no news show on Sunday. There almost definitely will be a feature show next week since I should have my interview with Cory to release. Also a revelation, that "Dreams with Sharp Teeth" has convinced me I am not much of a curmudgeon. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is Evil Empire. The feature this week is a...
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is news cast 199, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are malware may start affecting non-jailbroken iPhones and testing whether Google's new DNS resolver is secure. I wrote about Google's new offering earlier in the week. In this week's news latest ACTA leak seems to confirm the worst exceeding EU and Canadian copyright policy and makes better sense of KEI Director James Love's encounter with USTR chief Ron Kirk, standalone JavaScript, historical...
Topics: podcast, news
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. No listener feedback this week. Due to the length of the interview, there is also no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with my good friend and fellow podcaster, Chris Miller. Chris has provided me with conference reports twice before, for Google I/O in 2008 and SCALE 7x in 2009. This time he joins me to report on his experience at PyCon 2010. In the course of the discussion, we mention his...
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is news cast 197, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. A reminder in the intro that I will be at Philcon this coming weekend, the 20th. I am going expressly to interview Cory Doctorow about his new book, MAKERS, as well as hopefully some of his other projects. If you have questions you'd like me to consider including in the interview, send them to me this week. This week's security alerts are Firefox bugs account for 44% of all browser bugs and considering whether antivirus is dead. In...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick review of the expansion, On the Brink, to the game Pandemic. I reviewed Pandemic on the March 25th podcast. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is evil. The feature this week is a Hacking 101 segment on the terms front end and back end development. I mention the model-viewer-controller design pattern and refer to my interview with Celeste Lyn Paul.
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is news cast 196, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are the latest issues arising from Windows autorun and using cloud computing to brute force crypto. In this week's news more on the FCC's power to regulate the internet, first general election to test some novel election crypto, using better investigative techniques to help preserve online privacy, and a weekend hackathon for open government. Following up this week the latest info and analysis on ACTA.
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I am delaying listener feedback until the next feature cast due to the holiday week and the length of the feature. There is no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is my third interview with Cory Doctorow in as many years. This time, we speak mostly about his new novel, "MAKERS". My friend Dan, from Geekadelphia, took some great pictures while we were interviewing. You can see the best of those...
Topics: podcast, feature
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I urge you to consider Creative Commons and Public Knowledge in your year end giving as well as EFF. Also, I will be on hiatus after the show on the 20th. That will be the last show of the year and the first show of next year will be the feature cast on the 6th of January. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is exercise, left as an. The feature this week is a Hacking 101...
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is news cast 206, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a reminder that CopyNight is Monday and that Nina Paley is speaking at American on Wednesday, the 24th. This week's security alerts are the first denial of service attack and botnets attacking each other. In this week's news PA school district caught spying on students via laptop web cams (which may be part of a larger trend) resulting in a letter from the school officials who feel they did no wrong though now the FBI...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is news cast 200, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are attackers improve on techniques to use Twitter to conceal their efforts and malware found in a Gnome screen saver. In this week's news a massive class action suit against the labels for copyright infringement, a new open government directive from the Obama administration though it notably doesn't include making the White House's practices transparent and may present certain loop holes, quantum key...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is news cast 204, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alert are an odd interaction between AT&T's mobile network and Facebook with some clarification and a seventeen year old Windows flaw. In this week's news CBS keeps some public domain videos locked away in its vault though the status of the video seems clear but the situation may have been exaggerated, another proposal to re-write HTTP, consequences of Google's map, reduce patent, and US secretary of state's...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is news cast 198, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick Philcon recap. See my earlier post for more. This week's security alerts are details on an exploitable flaw in older versions of MSIE including news of an actual exploit and the latest iPhone worm snags bank credentials. In this week's news research suggesting combining the promising techniques in quantum computing to produce a viable system sooner (this builds on recent work by NIST and a design for a photon...
Topics: podcast, news
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a reminder about the upcoming CopyNight here in DC and of my impending travel to Dragon*Con. There is no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on the subject of scalability. In it, I mention my previous discussion of speed and performance. View the detailed show notes online.
Topics: podcast, feature
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- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is news cast 205, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, information about a couple of great upcoming events: Free Culture X and the Southern California Linux Expo. This week's security alert are fighting spam with captured botnets and examining an exploit kit. In this week's news what history can tell us about HTML5, open video and h.264 with confirmation that patented codecs aren't compatible with free software, a framework for a folk or para-copyright, Amazon and...
Topics: podcast, news
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- Thomas Gideon
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This is news cast 218, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to new donor, Scott, and a request that existing donor Ryan contact me so I can send him his merit badge. Also, there will be new feature cast this week. I need to catch up on writing features for the show and I will be attending two events in DC this week: What Does Light Taste Like and Decoding Digital Activism. This week's security alerts are researchers form collective in response to Microsoft's dismissal of...
Topics: podcast, news
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. No listener feedback this week. Due to the length of the interview, there is also no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with Danny O'Brien on ACTA. I was inspired to contact Danny after hearing him on FLOSS Weekly. In the course of the interview, we mention Michael Geist, Knowledge Ecology and Public Knowledge. Visit EFF to learn more about ACTA and the other issues on which Danny is...
Topics: podcast, news
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Rather than try to shoe horn a full news cast in, amongst the weekend's festivities, I figured I would share a reading of a piece inspired by the Holiday here in the US but more appropriate to an audience on the net: A Declaration of Independence for Cyberspace, original penned by John Perry Barlow in 1996. The music I used underneath it is track 34 from Nine Inch Nails' Ghosts, used under a CC BY-NC-SA license.
Topics: podcast, feature
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to my friend Chooch for saving my bacon with the event audio I am sharing as this week's feature. Also, with regards to the show's 5th anniversary, I realize I pretty much said my peace on the subject last week. Just trying to keep that spirit of being receptive to surprise alive going forward. I will save this week's feedback, of which there is rather a lot, until next week. There is no hacker word of the week...
Topics: podcast, feature
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a reminder that CopyNight here in DC is next Tuesday. Also, an update on the badge experiment. And thanks to Kevin M. and George for their donations this past week. Listener feedback this week is from Robert. He recommends the radio show and podcast, Media Matters. The hacker word of the week this week is fat electrons. The feature this week is an interview with Lee Tien, senior staff attorney at EFF. We discuss the...
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- Thomas Gideon
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This is news cast 208, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a huge thank you to Chris Miller for his ongoing donation. Also inspired by my latest appearance on The Secret Lair to discuss free content and supporting artists, some brief thoughts on my own views towards the show and earning something from it. This week's security alerts are a several OpenSSL flaw and research on statistical attacks on security questions. I recommend treating security answers where they are...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no listener feedback this week. There is no hacker word of the week this week, due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is audio I recorded from a panel I moderated this past weekend at Farpoint. Farpoint was the first convention where I was invited as a participant, four years ago. The panel audio is from the Copyright, Copywrong discussion panel I moderated.
Topics: podcast, feature
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, the last reminder of my impending travel to Dragon*Con. Also a quick review of Neil Netanel's "Copyright's Paradox". Listener feedback is a thoughtful and thought provoking email from Grant who wrote in response to my discussion of ebooks in the developing world. The hacker word of the week this week is finger-pointing syndrome. The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on the subject of superstitions. View...
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- Thomas Gideon
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This is news cast 217, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, an apology for missing the last news cast. This week's security alerts are attacking the attackers and anti-malware is a poor substitute for common sense. In this week's news NY meet Silicon Valley, the first report from the new IP enforcement czar and some analysis and some reactions, looking at HTML5 beyond video, and an explanation why Share Alike is open and Non Commercial is not. Following up this week, the debate...
Topics: podcast, news
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will save listener feedback for the next show or the one after that. There is no listener feedback this week due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is the first of two panel recordings I captured at Balticon 44. The panel was titled, "Art, Music and Literature in the Age of Digital Reproducibility", and was a fantastic, far ranging discussion. My co-panelists where Norm Sherman of The Drabblecast, Dave...
Topics: podcast, feature
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, sharing Steve's badge photo, last month's revenue update, and a reminder there will be no feature cast next week as I'll be out of town. The hacker word of the week this week is finger trouble . The feature this week is a monologue my habits as an infovore. How I consume information is very much informed by current thinking on multitasking. [display_podcast] View the detailed show notes online.
Topics: podcast, feature
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- Thomas Gideon
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This is news cast 222, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, letting everyone know Dragon*Con is coming up. I'll be taking a little more time this year off from the show to prepare for my travel there. There will be no news cast on either September 29th or the 5th. There will be no feature cast on the 1st and possibly the 8th, depending on what recordings I come back with and how much work they need. This week's security alerts are first Android SMS trojan and a vulnerability in...
Topics: podcast, news
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will save listener feedback for the next show. There is no hacker word of the week this week due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is the second of two panel recordings I captured at Balticon 44. The panel was titled, "Free Yourself: Open Source Software for Everyday Use". My co-panelists were Brad Smith and none other than Eric Raymond. I found ESR to be especially fascinating on this panel, with some...
Topics: podcast, feature
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- Thomas Gideon
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This is news cast 221, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, my thanks to Mike for his donation for which he has earned a merit badge. A final reminder there will not be a feature cast this coming week, I'll be out in San Francisco for most of the week. Also, a quick review of George Mann's "The Osiris Ritual". I reviewed his first novel, "The Affinity Bridge", earlier in the Summer. This week's security alerts are RFIDs can be provably read at over 60 meters...
Topics: podcast, news
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a call for help with topics for programming focused segments for the next few weeks and an announcement that there will be no news show this Sunday. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is faradize . The feature this week is a monologue on why CopyNight is important. In it I mention cultural critic, Mark Dery, and Christine Harold's book, "OurSpace".
Topics: podcast, feature
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- Thomas Gideon
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This is news cast 207, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, explaining my advertise experiment, a change to the podcast's license going forward, and OggCamp 10. This week's security alerts are OpenDNS adopts and explains DNSCurve and anatomy of a SQL injection attack. In this week's news a new technique for improve random number generation, circumvention is not enough to foil censorship, trade association wants USTR to equate open source with piracy (I've talked about the watch...
Topic: Re: USACM Digital Government Committee
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This is news cast 212, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick update on the advertising experiment. This week's security alerts are Symantec plans to PGP and a massive quantity of GoDaddy hosted WordPress sites are under attack. In this week's news Cyber Privacy Act introduced that would use takedowns against personal info including the flaws that would go along with it, new report shows trillions contributed to the economy by fair use with specific examples of what that...
Topics: podcast, news
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick review of the tabletop game, "The Stars are Right". Listener feedback this week is from Andrew and Carey, both of home responded to the last feature on complex privacy . The hacker word of the week this week is Finagle's Law. The feature this week is a monologue considering the true burden of forking. It was inspired by my recent reading of Clay Shirky's excellent, "Here Comes Everybody"....
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The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. No listener feedback this week. Due to the length of the interview, there is also no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with cartoonist and animator, Nina Paley, creator of "Sita Sings the Blues". I've spoken and written about Nina's story before, the troubles clearing her use of Annette Hanshaw's torch songs that led her to work with Karl Fogel at QuestionCopyright.org. In the...
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- cmdln@thecommandline.net
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This is news cast 203, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro a quick overview on my convention schedule for this year. This week's security alert is just an in depth discussion of a concerning interview that revealed some internal privacy issues at Facebook. In this week's news I spend more time on Google's announcement that it is reviewing its operations in China. Wired has more details from an inside source. Glyn Moody suggests a reasonable hypothesis of why now. And Mac Slocum...
Topics: podcast, news
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, an update on the advertising experiment. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is farm . The feature this week is a monologue on Java, the Gray Lady. In it, I mention COM, specifically criticisms against it. I also mention a timely piece by Neil McAllister and the Zen of Python.
Topics: podcast, feature
The Command Line Podcast
- Thomas Gideon
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This is news cast 220, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, an apology for missing the last two shows, though I had good reason. I will be in San Francisco from August 9th to the 11th for Cassandra Summit and a training day. If anyone is interested in a meet up Monday or Tuesday night, let me know. And if you don't read the web site, I am a finalist for a Parsec award. This week's security alerts are Apple fixes the autofill bug in Safari that I didn't get to discuss last week...
Topics: podcast, news
The Command Line Podcast
- Thomas Gideon
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This is news cast 210, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to new donors this week, Rhonda and Jonathan. Also a very quick update on the badge experiment. This week's security alerts are attackers using attack-in-depth and security alerts for Gmail. In this week's news a detailed proposal for copyright reform, a side channel info leak despite web encryption, Chris Soghoian and Sid Stamm publish a paper on SSL spoofing and EFF proposes some means to deal with it, and...
Topics: podcast, news
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Another clear and beautiful day and plenty of excuses to be out enjoying it. While further enjoying the local beer, I also had a nice reminder of home in anticipation of my upcoming return trip.
Topics: roadtrip, event
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to Graham and [si]dragon for their donations. Also, a quick review of "Permanence", by Karl Schroeder. Listener feedback this week is from Robert who posted a comment in response to my NoSQL rant. The hacker word of the week this week is block transfer computations. The feature this week is a monologue consider Dr. Who as a hacker. In it, I mention a section from the Wikipedia page on Dr. Who.
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback this week is from quite a few folks. Matt wrote in about outliners, asking what I do in particular to bend vim to this task. I use a vimrc line like "autocmd BufEnter,BufNew *.notes set sw=4 ts=4 expandtab spell tw=0 foldmethod=indent smartindent". Colin posted a comment about AAC and chapter marks. John had a much more incisive comment on my switching to an open stack segment. Ian also wrote about...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. No listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is eye candy. The feature this week is a monologue on the hacker hero in literature. I mention the myths of Enki and Prometheus. I refer to the Steampunk anthology and Paul diFilippo's Steampunk trilogy. I also cite the works of both Charlie Stross and Rudy Rucker. I even touch on Disney's Wall-E.
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is feetch feetch. The feature this week is an Inner Chapter consider the question of why programming is hard. In it, I mention "Dreaming in Code " by Scott Rosenberg, an interview about the CHAOS reports, Kolmogorov complexity, Jordan Peterson's talk on TVO's Big Ideas. This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no...
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The Command Line Podcast
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A few thoughts on the EU Hackathon, the reason for my trip to Brussels and the low down on the Trappist ale I missed on Monday.
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At the request of at least one friend, a follow up report after coping pretty well with my jet lag of yesterday. The audio quality is a little worse in the first few moments as I think it was recording from my laptop's internal mic, not my headset at first.
Topics: roadtrip, event
Just some random thoughts from my last night in Budapest as I prepare for the grueling trip back home.
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This is news cast 214, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to new monthly donor, John Taylor Williams and his wife, Mia. Thank you to fellow Flattr beta testers who have been flattring my posts. I should have an update on how this service compares to donations and ads at the end of the month. My Balticon schedule is up, if you are going to be there, come and say high. Better yet, join me for the unofficial FLOSS and Tech Geek BoF. There will be no news show that Sunday...
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a heads up that there will be no feature cast this week because I will be too busy with CopyNight DC and some work for the open source beer fellowship. This week's security alerts are Nissan Leaf leaks speed, position and destination and software deduces location from tweets even when it isn't specified or is explicitly set to a misleading value. In this week's news, considering whether we still need FSF, GNU and GPL,...
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Some random thoughts and impressions I recorded after my first day in Brussels, including all of the travel it took to get here.
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick end of month update on the podcast's finances and you can find all my posts from Dragon*Con past and present using the dragoncon tag. There is no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is the panel audio from the Creative Commons and legal issues panel I moderated at Dragon*Con 2010. I was joined once again by Randy Chertkow of Beatnik Turtle and Courtney Perry, lawyer and now law...
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